Books: Princely Prints

GJON MILI: PHOTOGRAPHS & RECOLLECTIONS

New York Graphic; 249pages; $40

In a sense, Gjon Mili is the Marcel Du-champ of photography. As a trained engineer he pioneered the use of electronic flash and multiple-exposure photographs, then, in 1938, started doing stories for LIFE magazine. There he revolutionized his art and influenced two generations of journalists. "Time could truly be made to stand still," he recalls in this extraordinary book of prose and picture recollections. "Texture could be retained despite sudden, violent movement." The book includes a fair number of famous Mili pictures...

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